Books you've read in 2020

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  1. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    It does sound like a nightmare.
     
  2. Suedey

    Suedey Mmmm yes.

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  3. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    I haven't even started on May! What about some Lesbi-fiction? Carol?
     
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  4. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Ooh yes! The Price Of Salt! Patricia Highsmith.
     
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  5. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    YAY!!!! I live for Ms Fox's approval
     
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  6. Suedey

    Suedey Mmmm yes.

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    Done & DONE.
     
  7. RaspberrySwirl

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    I was literally going to suggest Carol too, but the other one sounds good too.
     
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  8. Suedey

    Suedey Mmmm yes.

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    Carol is The Price of Salt though isn't it.
     
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  9. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    Yes. One and the same!
     
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  10. Suedey

    Suedey Mmmm yes.

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    Can't wait to read and flick my imaginary bean to it :disco:
     
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  11. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Carol was originally called The Price of Salt!
     
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  12. RaspberrySwirl

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    Ooh well then that’s fantastic! :disco:

    I’ve been wanting to read it for years and haven’t watched the movie.
     
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  13. RaspberrySwirl

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    Didn’t find Carol in store but bought these instead. Can’t wait to read them (God help me get through the 900+ pages of Anna Karenina, I hope it’s good).

     
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  14. Suedey

    Suedey Mmmm yes.

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    Good luck with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You'll need it. :bad:
     
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  15. RaspberrySwirl

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    Look at that lovely family tree it has. :bad::disco:
     
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  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix L to the OG

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    Did you look for The Price of Salt? That’s what Carol used to be named.
     
  17. RaspberrySwirl

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    The only Highsmith book they had in store (in English) was The Talented Mr Ripley. I really hate what online bookstores have done to proper stores.
     
  18. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    I read The Kite Runner at last after reading the other two novels a while back and it is AMAZING.

    Also, I haven't started Lolita yet but will strive to in June and comment in the thread.
     
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    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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    2 chapters in on Price of Salt/Carol so far and enjoying it. I like her writing style. Tells you exactly what's going on, not airy at all. Like a good solid Doc Martin.

    The characters are instantly interesting and I'm not trying to remember who's who all the time.
     
  20. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Is there not a thread for this? @Suedey
     
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    I was going to ask/start it but didn't want to tread on any toes. I know I'm a day early but I need the headstart!
     
  22. Mats

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    I know right! these book club queens are the worst!! :eyes:

    I have something else on the shelf (a local release) for June so Carol's crème cornucopia will have to be a future delight for me
     
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  23. RaspberrySwirl

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    Can we not have a book forum please so we can easily find and organise our topics?
     
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    Yes, seconded. It’s not very nice when the more sophisticated topics such as these are plonked next to ones with loungers bleating on about their favourite CRISPS and wanting to be done up the bum by cartoons of potatoes with hats on. Who ARE these people? :shock:
     
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  25. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    i quite like being amongst THE PLEBS
     
  26. jivafox

    jivafox Stay sexy don’t get murdered

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    This is a YA novel but it sounds so lovely (and the cover is so lovely) I’m just going to have to get it

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  27. RaspberrySwirl

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    Thank God for Amazon! :disco:

    Reading Giovanni’s Room made me aware of another essential collection that I needed to get Penguin Great Loves, but turns out its an old collection and only Giovanni’s Room is available nowadays. But thanks to Amazon I found a ”used” package even though it looks like the books are brand new.

    Not only is it a beautiful series, but they’re all fairly short novels so it’ll get me closer to my 50 books a year target.
     
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  28. Chlammy

    Chlammy Climb on through my window.

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    Getting through Goodbye to Berlin (Isherwood). So good.
     
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  29. Suedey

    Suedey Mmmm yes.

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    I've hit a wall with reading :(
     
  30. Mats

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    me too :( I blame the heat
     
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  31. RaspberrySwirl

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    It’s been a bit of a struggle this past week. I blame the heat too.
     
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  32. vespertine

    vespertine In the name of love

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    I've also felt like some queer YA stuff lately because it's summer and I want to keep it light. I've got these two lined up.

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